pleas of the crown

Definition of pleas of the crown

  1. 1a English & Scots law :  the pleas or actions of which the crown formerly claimed exclusive jurisdiction as affecting the king's peace b Scots law :  the judicial proceedings involving murder, rape, robbery, and willful fire-raising

  2. 2 English law :  all criminal actions or proceedings

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Origin and Etymology of pleas of the crown

translation of Medieval Latin placita coronae


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